In different cities of Russia, several order issue points () of the largest Russian online store Wildberries have suspended work as part of a nationwide strike organized by the owners of issue points.
They are protesting that Wildberries has introduced penalties for returning faulty items to the point of collection. Notices appeared on the doors of closed pick-up points stating that the pick-up points would not operate “until the salary is paid”. By data E1.ru, 100% of wages were deducted from employees of a pick-up point in Yekaterinburg due to fines. Forbes writingthat the amount of fines for some employees reached 500,000 rubles.
How informed “Taiga.info”, employees of broadcast points of the Krasnoyarsk and Trans-Baikal territories, Irkutsk and Kemerovo regions, Buryatia joined the strike. Also, the articles of Love And Nizhny Novgorod areas. IN Altai Territory And Sverdlovsk region distribution points closed on March 14, while a general strike in the regions was scheduled for March 15.
Edition “Chita.ru” Remarksthat 14 out of 80 distribution points are closed in Chita. All 14 are owned by Wildberries owner Tatyana Bakalchuk, the rest are owned by individual contractors who “already pay salaries to employees,” a Wildberries employee said. NGS correspondent in Novosibirsk visited several pick-up points, they indicated that they were continuing to work.
March 14 at the main office of Wildberries in Moscow came more than 50 owners of order issuing points, who demanded to ensure “transparency of earnings and penalties”. In the press service of Wildberries said RBC that the information about the gathering near the company’s office “is not true, it’s a fake”.
Moscow region prosecutor’s office for verify the information on the violation of labor rights by Wildberries. The audit was organized after media reports of “illegal deductions of funds” from employees’ salaries.
Tatyana Bakalchuk, founder and owner of the Wildberries market in 2021 and 2022 busy first place in the standings richest women in Russia according to Forbes magazine. The state of Bakalchuk, according to assessment publications in 2022 amounted to 2.1 billion dollars (a year earlier it was estimated at 13 billion).
Wildberries turnover in 2022 for the first time outmoded billion rubles. Company employees are already complained on working conditions – including the company’s strict system of fines.